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My Christmas Wishlist

dear santa…

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My musings.

It’s Saturday afternoon and I just sat outside with my laptop and leftover thai hoping to enjoy some afternoon sun. It’s windy out, but not unbearable like my mum said it would be, but I’m pushing through the cold trying to enjoy the little time I’ve got before I have to leave for work. I’ve got a lush face mask on, coconut oil in my hair, and a cigarette in one hand. I hate the fact that I still smoke, but I’m only on my 4th today so I’m cutting back (for now) and proud of myself for that. Last night was the world premiere of Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life. Out of all time zones, I think Australia got the the best pick of the lot. It aired at 7pm and I finished watching by 1.30am, so I didn’t have to stay up any ridiculous hours to watch it. I’ve been a fan of Gilmore Girls for as long as I can remember, and have rewatched more than 9 times now. Yesterday was spent …

Ladies and gents,

I am back! I doubt many people have noticed (heck, I barely did) but I have been gone from this blog for quite a few months now. I don’t want to get into it too much, because I may write an entire post about it in the future, but amongst the other things that were happening in my life I have spent the past few months at a psychiatric hospital going through detox and getting some much needed rest and help. Since coming out I’ve definitely realised my priorities and my blog is one of them. Not because it’s incredibly popular or anything, but I love it. Discussing books definitely brings me happiness – and I need that right now! So in other words, I am back. I will be writing posts again. So stay tuned! xo

My Favourite Books by Australian Authors

So for all my foreign readers – today is Australia Day! I’m actually away camping with my family this weekend so this is a sneaky scheduled post (aren’t they all?) but to celebrate I thought I would let you guys know some of my favourite books written by Australian authors! Just a heads up, I haven’t actually read enough books that are set in Australia to make a proper list (shame on me!) so these aren’t all set in Australia, but the authors are Australian so there you go! Jasper Jones by Craig Silvey This book is advertised as an Australian version of To Kill a Mockingbird, and while I haven’t read TKAM yet if it’s anything like this novel I am going to pick it up ASAP! While this story can be described as a coming of age story, 13 year old Charlie is already wise beyond his years in many ways. When social-outcast Jasper Jones unexpectedly knocks on his window and begs for his help, Charlie eagerly follows him into the night, terribly afraid but …

Book Review: Vicious by V. E. Schwab

I must admit that after picking up this novel I am slightly ashamed that I haven’t already read all of Victoria Schwab’s works. This book absolutely blew my expectations out of the water, and they were already exceedingly high! Vicious is an adult-fantasy novel written by American author Victoria Schwab about two college roommates who are driven by ambition and adrenaline to discover how people can obtain extraordinary abilities. However when their thesis moves from the academic to the experimental things being to go terribly wrong. Vicious is a tale of superheroes and supervillians and one I definitely recommend if you are a fan of comic books (like myself). The story is split between present and 10 years ago. The present tells the story of Victor, an escaped convict, who is determined to find and face his old friend-turned-enemy who seems to be making his mark around the city. Flash back ten years and Victor is a young, intelligent university student who is practically inseparable from his best friend and roommate – Eli. At the beginning of this book it wasn’t clear who’s side …

Book Review: The Messenger by Markus Zusak

For years, I have been telling people that The Book Thief by Markus Zusak is my favourite book and that Markus Zusak is one of my favourite authors. Looking back, I probably shouldn’t have claimed that Zusak was my favourite author when I’d only read one of his books. However after reading The Messenger I can happily say that he has lived up to the hype! After accidentally stopping a bank robber escaping, Ed Kennedy finds himself receiving cryptic messages written on playing cards in the mail. Each card gives hints to three people who’s life he must change in someway. I don’t know what I was expecting going into this novel, but after only a few chapters I was hooked. Zusak’s writing is superb. Both the premise and the ‘twist’ at the end of the novel really hit the mark for me. The characterisation in this novel was absolutely on point and I found myself unable to put this novel down. He flawlessly creates relatable characters that are witty, funny and at moments touching. The first half of this book was brilliant and …

Goals #2

In January 2015 I made a post titled ‘Goals’. This was the first time I had ever physically made a list of things I wanted to accomplish during the year. This list was by no means personal. I didn’t write down that I wanted to lose weight or that I wanted to avoid chocolate for an entire year, because I never ever stick to those. I did however write down all things I wanted to do during the year that involved books/movies/television. While I definitely did not accomplish everything (I wasn’t even close), I thought I would reflect on what I wanted to do, what I ended up doing, and what I hope to do during 2016. In around June 2015, after dropping out of University after only one semester and beginning a new full time job, I realised that sticking to new years resolutions wasn’t exactly my thing. I’m constantly changing as a person. My mood changes, my interests change and my availability is as unpredictable as anything. Before I knew it, it was …